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Articulations of Humanity in Black Religious Life: Perspectives on Religion and the Human Condition - 4/19/2013 -

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Articulations of Humanity in Black Religious Life: Perspectives on Religion and the Human Condition

  1. Friday, April 19th, 20132:00pm - 5:00pm

On April 19, Wake Forest University’s School of Divinity, in partnership with Faces of Courage, The Humanities Institute, the Department of Religion, and the Office of the Chaplain, will host a symposium bringing together emerging and senior scholars for a dialogue on issues related to African American religious experience as part of the larger quest to live a complex humanity.


The invited speakers will discuss the impact of religion on the human condition through topics such as the arts, literature, politics, post-race discourse, embodiment, gender, sexuality, poverty, and Hip Hop culture.


A featured event of Wake Forest’s commemoration of its 50th anniversary of racial integration, this symposium provides an opportunity to consider the ways religion gives voice to those seeking the fullest expression of their humanity. Registration required.  More details here:



Symposium Schedule

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Forum and conversation 


Opening Remarks 

  • Barbee Myers Oakes, Ph.D., Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Wake Forest University


Host & Moderator 

  • Derek S. Hicks, Henry Luce Post-Doctoral Fellow, Wake Forest University, School of Divinity



  • J. Kameron Carter, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Theology and Black Church Studies, Duke Divinity School, Duke University
  • Keri Day, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theological and Social Ethics and Black Church Studies, Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University 
  • Marla Frederick, Ph.D., Professor of African and African American Studies and Professor of Religion, Harvard University
  • Anthony B. Pinn, Ph.D., Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies, Rice University


5:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Light reception   





Event Details

  • Location:
    Carswell Hall - Annenberg Forum
  • Sponsor:
  • Open To:
  • Facilitated by:
    Dr. Derek S. Hicks
  • Questions? Please contact:

    • Derek Hicks :